Listening Session on At-Risk Individuals in Pandemic Influenza and Other Scenarios: After Action Report [open pdf - 468KB]
"On August 14, 2009 the Office for At-Risk Individuals, Behavioral Health, and Human Services Coordination (ABC) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) held a Listening Session on 'At-Risk Individuals in Pandemic Influenza and Other Scenarios.' The Listening Session was designed and conducted as a 'facilitated discussion' to engage stakeholder participants in a robust open dialogue. The Listening Session brought together a diverse group of more than 35 experts and practitioners representing public health non-governmental organizations, health care providers and federal agencies involved in public health preparedness and planning, emergency response, and at-risk individuals. The group was brought together to engage and promote dialogue about the challenges and solutions needed to effectively address the needs of at-risk individuals during pandemic influenza and other emergencies in five main areas: 1) Locating and identifying at-risk individuals; 2) Unique concerns of at-risk individuals in accessing public health and medical services; 3) Best Practices in public health and medical service delivery for at-risk individuals; 4) Successful program implementation at the state, tribal and local level, and: 5) Gaps and Barriers to accessing public health and medical services for at-risk individuals."
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